George Kelley

Brief Life History of George

When George Kelley was born on 10 January 1828, in New York, United States, his father, Alexander Kelley, was 34 and his mother, Mary Holmes Davis, was 34. He married Mary Ann Slater in 1861, in Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1846. He died in 1863, at the age of 35.

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George Kelley
Mary Ann Slater
Marriage: 1861
Margaret Ellen Kelly

Sources (14)

  • Mormon Battalion Company E return list: George Kelley
  • George Kelley, "Find A Grave Index"
  • George Kelly, "Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877"

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


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Name Meaning

Irish (Offaly) and English: variant of Kelly .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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George Kelley

Member of the Mormon Battalion. Arrived in Salt Lake City on or about the 28th of September, 1848. With them they brought the news of the gold discovery at Sutter's Fort and elsewhere in that state. …

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